In this lecture activist and urban researcher Neera Adarkar will explore the term ‘union’.
Keywords takes its title from Raymond Williams’ seminal book Keywords: a Vocabulary of Culture and Society first published in 1976, which looks at how the meaning of words change as the context in which they are used changes about them.
Neera Adarkar’s concern in social, urban and gender issues has resulted in her associations with various civil society organizations in Mumbai. She is a founder member and trustee of Majlis, a NGO engaged in cultural and urban projects. She is closely linked with the Textile Workers’ Union in the city of Mumbai. Her involvement in the urban struggles as an activist led her to participate in the process of formation of Mumbai Peoples’ Action Committee, a coalition of citizens’ groups active on various urban issues.
Neera Adarkar is a practicing architect and an urban researcher. She has many published articles to her credit and has presented papers in conferences and delivered talks on urban, cultural, architectural, heritage and gender issues in India and outside India in the Universities and Conferences in New York, Chicago, Berkeley, Cornell, Leuven.
She has co authored with Meena Menon One Hundred Years One Hundred Voices, Oral History of Millworkers of Girangaon (2004) and
Edited a volume: The Chawls of Mumbai; Galleries of Life (2011).
NB. Meena Menon was originally scheduled to speak at this event but due to unforeseen circumstances is regretfully no longer able to attend.
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